Watching The Finnish… September 2013

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Long, warm summer, particularly in Lapland (weather in Finland in August and in June-August)

Yle: As winters shorten, big nutbrown hare pushes out timid cousin

Yle: Professor: Climate may warm up more than 5 degrees

Tike Agricultural Statistics: Preliminary Balance Sheet for Food Commodities 2012: What was eaten in Finland in 2012?

Statistics Finland: Almost one-third of greenhouse gas emissions from energy supply (in 2011)

Statistics Finland: Households pay over one third of all environmental taxes (in 2011)

Yle: Finland looking to supply icebreakers to Russia

Yle: Fennovoima taps Russian supplier for nuke project

Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Vapaavuori: Fennovoima’s nuclear energy project holds more significance than energy policy

Yle: Pekkarinen: Fennovoima nuclear plan must be re-evaluated

Yle: Government decisions on Pyhäjoki nuclear project put off until spring

Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Fennovoima submitted its updated EIA programme to the Ministry

Yle: Fortum inks nuclear, wind power deals with UK firms

Yle: Olkiluoto 2 on hiatus

Yle: Olkiluoto 2 back in action by Sunday

Ministry of the Environment: Niinistö at the publishing event of the new IPCC report: “Climate policy requires bold and responsible decisions”

National Consumer Research Centre: Improving Nordic policymaking by dispelling myths on sustainable consumption

Finnish Environment Institute: Cultivation of algae, mussels, common reed and microbes could help to improve the Baltic Sea’s condition

Onni Järvinen: Annual cycle of the active surface layer in Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Marleena Hagner: Potential of the slow pyrolysis products birch tar oil, wood vinegar and biochar in sustainable plant protection : pesticidal effects, soil improvement and environmental risks (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Tuomas Mattila: Input-output analysis of the networks of production, consumption and environmental destruction in Finland (doctoral dissertation, Aalto University), see also the press release

Tommi Ekholm: Risks, costs and equity. Modelling efficient strategies for climate and energy policy (doctoral dissertation, Aalto University), see also the press release

Leena Tähkämö: Life cycle assessment of light sources – Case studies and review of the analyses (doctoral dissertation, Aalto University)

Underwood et al.: Broad-scale predictability of carbohydrates and exopolymers in Antarctic and Arctic sea ice, see also the press release

Valtonen et al.: Is climate warming more consequential towards poles? The phenology of Lepidoptera in Finland, see also this press release and another press release